#2588 nick name ordering error/mess

v4.2.1
closed-fixed
None
3
2009-05-11
2009-04-24
cv55
No

"Underlined" given names within tables (since the 4.2.1 release, I presume) are ordered as if they were beginning with a character "below" A - or even below 0 -; or put another way: the sorting order does not longer ignore the quotation marks. (I usually put the names to set off into quotation marks, but as far as I understand, this is the same as using the "nick name" field(?!).)

For example: the individuals
Smith, A.B.
Smith, A.C.
Smith, A."Z."
now appear as
Smith, A. _Z._
Smith, A.B.
Smith, A.C.

[comment: I do not know, whether this is an intentional change with PGV 4.2.1; but it is (at least) confusing e.g. with the german "Rufname" (~ addressing name). The latter one depends on a deliberate and free decision of the respective person (speaker or concerned) to prefer one of the two, three, or more names - but it does not change the officially registered sequence. So, underlining the preferred one, is nothing but a support for easier (re)finding the particular individual, when coming across a document with "Z.Smith"... - I don't know that much about other languages' and cultures' rules in this regard, but I would not be astonished to find 'comparable' problems e.g. when collecting spanish nobles :) ]

Volker.

Discussion

  • cv55

    cv55 - 2009-04-24
    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2009-04-24
    • assigned_to: nobody --> fisharebest
     
  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2009-04-24

    The " character was being included in the "sort" version of the name. " sorts before A

    This is fixed in SVN.

    You will need to re-import your gedcom file to see these changes.

     
  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2009-04-24
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
     
  • cv55

    cv55 - 2009-05-11

    OK, it is fixed in SVN. (I did need some time to make 4.2.2.svn work by setting up a Linux system - on Win still impossible, but this is a different topic...). Thanks.

     
  • cv55

    cv55 - 2009-05-11
    • status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed
     

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